Social Welfare Institute
of Lithuanian Social Research Centre

A.Gostauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania
phone: (+370 5) 249 1601, fax: (+370 5) 275 4896
About Institute

Social Welfare Institute is a structural subunit of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre (LSRC). Scientific activities of Social Welfare Institute are focused on social welfare research.

The Institute pursues to carry out research in the areas of living conditions, income differentiation, the spread of poverty and social exclusion, the factors influencing it and the consequences thereof, as well as the social and economic policies applied to influence the social welfare of the country.

The researchers of the Institute have significant experience in research in pensions, social support for those living in poverty, social services and other social policy areas. They cooperate with state institutions in drafting legislation regulating national strategies and social security.

Jolanta Aidukaitë (Lithuanian Social Research Centre) and Sven Hort (Linnéuniversitetet) guest edited a special issue of Journal of Baltic Studies entitled "The Baltic states after the crisis? The transformation of welfare systems and social problems" (2019 vol. 50, no. 1). This issue is for anyone to read who is interested in the three Baltic states and what has happened to them during and after the crisis. Articles include topics of youth unemployment, migration, health care, family policy, social security, and in-work poverty. Here is the editorial introduction with detail presentation of the six articles included in the issue.

All articles of the special issue can be found here.